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Is travelling to a different without a cellphone a bad idea?
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March 12, 2015
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I am someone who always needs my cellphone with me when I travel because you never know what can happen. However, my parents don’t think they need one. What would you suggest? Are cellphones necessary when travelling abroad? 

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March 16, 2015
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It’s definitely a bad idea to not travel with one. Anything at all could happen, you could be in an accident or some other catastrophic or traumatic experience could occur and you may need to call someone locally in the country that you’re in, or abroad to your family in order to help you. Without your own cell phone you’d be at the limitations of whatever means of communication that you had in the country and whatever expenses go along with it as well. I’d highly recommend having your own cell phone wherever you travel to, or at minimum one person in your travel party having one.

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It is indeed a bad idea especially if you need it to call someone on emergency. You can use it to call someone in the local country when you have landed. Get a local sim card and you get to save lots of money using it.

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It is indeed a bad idea especially if you need it to call someone on emergency. You can use it to call someone in the local country when you have landed. Get a local sim card and you get to save lots of money using it.

 

This is what I recommend too

From my experience (and I lot to travel a lot), it`s cheaper to use a local SIM card, than to use your current subscription on roaming

Naturally, there are exceptions, as in Europe, when a major provider as Orange or Vodafone covers multiple countries and offers discounts, if you use your national subscription on roaming, wherever you go

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I agreed that service providers may give very attractive package for certain countries for roaming. They may be long term partners serving each country service provider customers. Nowadays data are very important and many will get one plan before leaving their home country.

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Yes, it’s really important to keep your cellphone together when travelling. If you don’t want your parents ask where was you, you still need map, compass, and even googling something right ?

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I agreed that service providers may give very attractive package for certain countries for roaming. They may be long term partners serving each country service provider customers. Nowadays data are very important and many will get one plan before leaving their home country.

 

It depends, sometimes you can find locally offers that are cheaper than your national subscription. For example, when I traveled to France, the roaming service with international minutes and messages included cost me about 10 euro, while getting to subway in Paris I found a local offer with a prepaid service offering the same number of international minutes and messages for just 7 euro

If you get informed before leaving your country, you are likely to choose the best solutionWink

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lludawg said
I am someone who always needs my cellphone with me when I travel because you never know what can happen. However, my parents don’t think they need one. What would you suggest? Are cellphones necessary when travelling abroad?   

This is an interesting question, even if it’s a couple of years old.   ; )

Cell phones have only recently been “everywhere.”

Up until 20 years ago – the 1980s – people got along without cellphones just fine!

Now people think that they’d be lost without one!

But you can always ask questions of…you know….real people! when you’re traveling!

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